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AstraZeneca, Celgene collaborate on serious blood cancers

Friday, May 1, 2015 12:51 PM

AstraZeneca and MedImmune, AZ’s global biologics R&D arm, have entered into an exclusive collaboration agreement with Celgene for the development and commercialization of MEDI4736 across a range of blood cancers including non-Hodgkin's lymphoma, myelodysplastic syndromes and multiple myeloma.

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Imperial expands European footprint with U.K. acquisition

Thursday, April 30, 2015 12:05 PM

Imperial, a clinical research support organization comprising DAC Patient Recruitment ServicesClinicaLingua Translation Services and Imperial Graphics, is adding Four Point Printing to its family of companies. Located in Shepperton in the U.K., Four Point has specialized in the production of printed clinical trial and regulatory materials since 1979.

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CenterWatch ranked a top domain winner following Google’s mobile SEO update

Thursday, April 30, 2015 12:03 PM

CenterWatch, a provider of clinical trials information for professionals and patients, has been ranked one of the top 250 provisional domain winners for mobile SEO performance in the week following Google’s new mobile update launch on April 21.

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Calico, Buck Institute ink agreement to research the biology of aging

Thursday, April 30, 2015 12:02 PM

Calico, a Google-founded R&D company focused on aging research and therapeutics, and the Buck Institute for Research on Aging, based in California, have partnered to support research into longevity and age-related diseases. Financial terms have not been disclosed.

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Massachusetts Life Sciences Center awards 11 companies tax incentives for 1,075 new jobs

Thursday, April 30, 2015 11:58 AM

The Massachusetts Life Sciences Center (MLSC), an investment agency that supports life sciences innovation, research, development and commercialization, has awarded $19 million in tax incentives to 11 life sciences companies. The recipients have committed to creating 1,075 new jobs in the Commonwealth in 2015.

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Mylan raises Perrigo offer, rejected again

Thursday, April 30, 2015 11:55 AM

Perrigo has rejected a revised, increased offer from global pharmaceutical company Mylan to acquire Perrigo, a global over-the-counter consumer goods and pharmaceutical company. Under the newest offer, Perrigo shareholders would receive $75 in cash and 2.3 Mylan ordinary shares for each Perrigo ordinary share.

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PTC Therapeutics' cancer stem cell program targeting BMI1 enters phase I

Thursday, April 30, 2015 11:45 AM

PTC Therapeutics has announced that its oncology program targeting BMI1, a protein linked to drug-resistant cancers, has entered a phase I study in patients with advanced solid tumors. The open-label, first-in-human study will investigate the safety and pharmacokinetics of PTC596, an orally available small molecule. PTC's BMI1 program is supported by a collaboration with the Wellcome Trust.

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Benitec Biopharma doses fifth patient, initiates additional trial site for hepatitis C trial

Thursday, April 30, 2015 11:41 AM

Benitec Biopharma, a Sydney, Australia-based biopharmaceutical company focused on providing potentially curative therapies with its proprietary gene-silencing technology called ddRNAi or "expressed RNAi,” has doesed the fifth patient in the company's first-in-man, phase I/IIa dose escalation clinical trial of TT-034 for hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection at the Duke Clinical Research Unit. The fifth patient is the third and final patient to be dosed in cohort two.

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Rudasingwa, Jan Graaff, Kamara appointed Ebola crisis managers

Thursday, April 30, 2015 10:58 AM

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has announced the appointments of Marcel Rudasingwa of Rwanda as Ebola crisis manager for Guinea, Peter Jan Graaff of the Netherlands as Ebola crisis manager for Liberia and Amadu Kamara of the U.S. as Ebola crisis manager for Sierra Leone.

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